We have taken the opportunity of Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week to spotlight some of the fantastic resources Children’s Parliament have developed to support children’s mental health and wellbeing through a children’s rights-based approach.
Children’s Parliament shares the Scottish Government’s vision of a Scotland where children are recognised as citizens in their own right, where their human rights are embedded in all aspects of society; a Scotland where policy, law and decision-making take account of children’s rights and where all children have a voice and are empowered to be human rights defenders.
A rights-based approach to school recovery.
Year of Childhood 2021. As well as being Children’s Parliament’s official 25th birthday, it is also the year that The Scottish Parliament is expected to incorporate the UNCRC into Scots law.
P6/7 teacher Jennifer Kirkwood blogs for Children’s Parliament on the first term back at school – with a strong focus on wellbeing, which is central to the schools approach to recovery. At Dailly Primary School we have been focusing on
Emerging from lockdown and back to school After a summer break, our journalists return to reflect on life now and their return to school. Our journalists are Members of Children’s Parliament (MCPs) aged between 8 and 14 years old. In
Finding out how children get news and information about the pandemic – and checking in on learning and health. This journal explores how children get news and information about the pandemic, from lockdown, to the Coronavirus itself, and the changes
Easing lockdown and thinking about recovery Coronavirus has meant that we have all had to make changes to our lives very quickly. Children and their families have had differing experiences of the coronavirus lockdown. As lockdown eases, there is time
Journal 3 is all about learning in lockdown and the return to school. Our journalists are twelve Members of Children’s Parliament (MCPs), aged between 8 and 14 years old. In this journal, our MCPs use pseudonyms. This edition also includes
The themes that our journalists have explored for Journal 2 include health and wellbeing, in particular talking about sleep, food, being active and feelings and emotions.